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    Drew Barrymore's "Never Been Kissed" Co-Star Michael Vartan Says Things Got A Little Intense During Their Kissing Scene

    "You really kissed me. I was not ready for it in the least."

    Things got a little too hot and heavy on the set of Never Been Kissed!

    Drew and Michael's characters share a dance at a costume party
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    Star Drew Barrymore recently got the cast of the 1999 rom-com back together on her talk show — and they spilled some behind-the-scenes moments that even she didn't know about!

    It turns out that during the movie's iconic kissing scene, things got a little bit intense for Drew's co-star Michael Vartan.

    Drew and Michael's characters ride a ferris wheel together
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    "There’s a story about the famous scene that very few people know about. You do not know about it," Michael revealed on The Drew Barrymore Show.

    Michael covers his face in embarrassment during the interview
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    He continued, "So I get up to the mound, we embrace, and we start kissing. And you really kissed me. I mean, you really kissed me. I was not ready for it in the least."

    Drew and Michael's characters stare at each other while in a painting class
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    Moments later, Michael realized he was about to be in a very compromising situation whenever he pulled away from the kiss.

    Michael's character stands in front of a classroom while teaching
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    "I'm a man. I was a very young man back then, and, you know, I had feelings. The feelings were...they just happened. And I very quickly realized I was in a very bad spot because I was wearing very loose slacks, and I thought, 'This is going to be a disaster when they cut; I must preemptively end this,'" Michael explained.

    An old photo of Michael on a red carpet
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    Michael says he yelled "cut" in a panic and bent over to conceal what was going on downstairs, telling the crew that he had hurt his back earlier while "playing ball."

    Drew and the director look on as something is being filmed
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    "I went off into a corner and was thinking horrible thoughts, like, you know, 'dead puppies, dead puppies,'" Michael joked.

    An old photo of Michael on a red carpet
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    Michael added that he was finally able to compose himself and that "luckily the subsequent scenes went on without a hitch."

    An old photo of Michael on a red carpet
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    The moral of Michael's story? Drew is "a very good kisser!"

    Hear all that Michael had to say below.

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